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Turkish delight

noun
1.
a candy made of fruit juice and gelatin, cubed and dusted with sugar.
Also called Turkish paste.
Origin of Turkish delight
1865-1870
1865-70
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  • "Yes, and we've got a box of turkish-delight," said Michael.

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  • I remember a girl called Mabel who used to sell turkish-delight there, but she had a stall of her own.

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  • Still, cheese is more nutritious than turkish-delight, and there's plenty of water in that theatrical cascade.

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British Dictionary definitions for turkish-delight

Turkish delight

noun
1.
a jelly-like sweet flavoured with flower essences, usually cut into cubes and covered in icing sugar
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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